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Holiday Inn Express Bemidji
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Bemidji
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
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“Nice room, but the beds need to be replaced...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2009

My seventy-five year old mother and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Bemidji Minnesota for two nights starting on Saturday, February 14th, 2009. When making our reservations online, we requested a room on the top floor, away from the elevator and road noise, but we received a room on the main floor near the lobby, elevator and front door. They apologized that they did not receive our request and told us that the hotel was all booked up, so no room changes could be made. We found that there was plenty of parking, both front and back, but a limited amount of winter plug-ins for the car.

The well lit medium-sized room included two very low and hard double beds, each with four pillows on them, a clock radio, one comfy chair, one office-type chair with a table/desk, a large television with plenty of channels (including some from Canada) and a remote, a mini-refrigerator, and an iron/ironing board in the closet area.

The medium-sized bathroom included three sets of towels, a hairdryer, a coffeemaker, bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and mouthwash, as well as a bar of soap and lens cleaner for glasses. There was a handle at the back of the shower that my mother was able to use to get in and out of with ease.

The hotel is across the street from the Paul Bunyan Mall and other shopping, as well as some restaurants.

Despite the fact that the walls and ceilings were rather thin, the guests staying at the hotel were very quiet, so any worries we had about not getting the room we wanted turned out okay.

After taxes, the American Automobile Association rate per night for Room 116 averaged $110.00 U.S. Funds. Overall, we were very comfortable in the room as it was clean, but the beds were rather well used and need to be replaced as soon as possible.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2009

I travel regularly throughout the midwest, about 40 weeks a year. This is my first stay in this particular Holiday Inn Express.

The mattress in my room was the hardest mattress I have ever slept on. And it felt like a cheap/hard mattress. For $100 plus a night this was very disappointing. I was in this hotel two nights and the bed was so uncomfortable I barely slept.

The room was clean, the linens were fine, and all that, the coffee at the breakfast bar was not very good, though the rest of the items were fine.

So, if you like incredibly hard mattresses, this is your kind of place. But I won't stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2004

This was a very nice motel. We were exhausted by the time we got here last winter. We had reservations at Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge, but that place was filthy with no running water. We called the Holiday Inn from Ruttger's, and they said they would have a room ready for us. They had switched shifts before we got there, but the person that I had talked to on the phone left a note for the next person on duty. It was around 11:30 when we got there, and they checked us in quickly. Our room was very clean & comfortable, and everyone was very polite & helpful. We really enjoyed our stay, and it turned what started out as a bad vacation into a very fun, relaxing time.

  • Stayed February 2004
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Bemidji

Property: Holiday Inn Express Bemidji
Address: 2422 Ridgeway Ave. NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Bemidji
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Bemidji
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Bemidji 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Conference Center located in the heart of Bemidji next to the Paul Bunyan Mall and several excellent eating establishments. We are only minutes from Bemidji State University and the Paul and Babe Amusement Park and approximately 40 minutes from the headwaters of the Mississippi River located within Itasca State Park. Beautiful Lake Bemidji and Bemidji State Park are only minutes away and are surrounded by many various trails. Free printed brochures and other information about the area is provided at the front desk. All standard rooms have two queen size beds, 37 in Flat Screen TV's with HD channels, a hair dryer, coffee pot, iron and ironing board, and a telephone. Selected rooms offer a king bed with an in-room Jacuzzi and 40 inch Flat Screen Smart TV. All rooms also have free high speed Internet. Visit Bemidji, MN and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express. ... more   less 
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